BIOCHEMISTRY: THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF LIFE

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This textbook is for a diverse audience ranging from chemistry majors to students in any of the life sciences. The logical organization (discussion of molecular structure immediately followed by the role it plays in metabolism) leads students through the complex world of biochemistry while an impressive art program helps to guide them through up-to-date concepts.

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This textbook is designed specifically for the one-semester biochemistry course for chemistry, biology, and allied health majors. It is the shortest textbook on the market.
Chapters are arranged so that structure and metabolism of major biomolecules are discussed in a coherent manner.
Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, as the name implies, emphasizes the biochemisty of living organisms. This is accomplished by means of discussions of the biochemistry of specific cellular organelles, special boxed materials, and with-in chapter and end-of-chapter problems. Although the biochemistry of animals is emphasized over that of plants, photosynthesis is covered in a separate chapter and plant biochemisty is flagged by a special icon.
Icons highlight discussions of biomedical applications, metabolic regulation mechanisms, and plant biochemistry. These occur thoughout the book.
The third edition of Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life is a major revision. Some chapters have been rearranged, divided into two chapters, or deleted. Individual chapters have been reorganized. Most chapters have been substantially rewritten, in addition to being updated. Numerous new with-in and end-of-chapter questions have been added.
New Biochemical Methods Boxes are now integrated within chapters. Materials from Appendix B in the 2nd edition have been updated, rewritten, and inserted at appropriate places within the text. These essays focus on the most important classical and current laboratory techniques.
Over half of the more than 700 pieces of art are either new or substantially revised. Approximatley 50 new diagrams are adopted from important textbooks or journal articles.
New Special Interest Boxes added to the 3rd edition! A variety of new special Interest Boxes have been written that introduce students to up-to-date biochemical topics. Examples include "Protein Folding and Human Disease", "The Origin of Life", and "Biological Information and the Sugar Code".
New On-Line Learning Center accompanies the 3rd edition!

About the Author:

Trudy McKee is an Assistant Professor in the college of Allied Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania, where she regularly teaches biochemistry. She has her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College.

James McKee is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He regularly teaches organic chemistry. He has a Ph.D in organic chemistry from University of Maryland.

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